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‘Har Ghar Jal’ scheme launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking some serious measures to tackle increasing water scarcity in the country. He recently announced that Rs 3.5 lakh crore will be spent in the next five years under the newly formed Jal Jeevan Mission, which aims to provide piped water to all rural households by 2024. The Jal Shakti

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Reserve Bank of India to launch an app for visually impaired

India’s central bank (Reserve Bank of India) is working on an application that will help visually impaired people to identify currency notes. This will be of great help to them. Daffodil Software Pvt Ltd has been selected to develop the application and first version of the app will be ready on November 1. Interestingly, the app

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The new Motor Vehicles Act rules kick in

Remember to put the seat belt on when you are in the car because under the new Motor Vehicles Act, 2019 has laid out some rules. If you don’t follow the rules, you will have to pay heavy fines. The Act has rules for a range of offences like over speeding, absence of seat belt,

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India’s first 3D map to be drawn by drones

The Indian government’s oldest scientific department, the Survey of India (SoI) is very busy these days. That’s because their new two-year long project has just started. So what’s keeping them busy? They are drawing India’s first 3D map and that too with drones! Infact, the digital mapping will be done with the help of nearly

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WHAT IS ARTICLE 370?

The origins go back to 1947, when India earned independence from the British and was subsequently split into two countries – India and Pakistan. The state had decided to neither join India or Pakistan, but to exist as an independent entity. On 17 October 1949, Indian Constituent Assembly adopted Article 370 of the Constitution ensuring special

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Floods ravage most parts of India

Monsoon floods continue to impact most parts of India. While the southern states of Karnataka and Kerala are still dealing with the destruction, northern India is now bracing for the worst.  There are six states reported to be affected by flood so far – Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. At least 251

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Chandrayaan-2 closer to historical landing!

The second Lunar bound orbit manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully on August 21. This move brings our country closer to accomplishing something that no other country has done before – landing  a rover near the south pole of the Moon. The duration of the manoeuvre was 1228 seconds. The orbit achieved is 118

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India’s new Union Territories

In the first week of August, we saw a lot of activities in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Tourists and journalists were asked to leave. About 35,000 troops were moved in and political leaders were put under house arrest. There was a lot of tension but we are happy to inform you that nothing

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Sachin Tendulkar honoured in ICC’s Hall of Fame

Children, we hope you know that Sachin Tendulkar is a living legend in the world of cricket and now, he has been inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame alongside South African pace legend Allan Donald. It is a very big honour! Tendulkar, who has played 200 Tests and holds the record for

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